Grandma Brown’s Frozen Custard

Grandma Brown’s Frozen Custard

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so I will do my best.

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Grandma Brown's Frozen Custard

AvatarLori Brown
This one is a family favorite...especially of my father. Dad loved her frozen custard. Cool and refreshing on a summer day. A bit tart and sweet at the same time. It is definitely one of my favorites too.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced You can use one or the other or both of these
  • 1 tsp vanilla You can use one or the other or both of these
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • graham cracker crumbs or vanilla wafers to line the pan with or buy a pre-made crust at the store
  • melted butter to line the pan with or buy a pre-made crust at the store


  • Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and save both.
  • Beat together the egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice or vanilla or both, in a double boiler for 10 minutes or until it thickens.
    Grandma Brown's Frozen Custard
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Beat the egg whites
  • Once the mixture is cool, add the beaten egg whites and the whipping cream.
  • Line tray with graham cracker crumbs or vanilla wafer crumbs mixed with melted butter as the crust. When grandma did this she used a 9 X 12 glass baking dish. Or purchase a pre-made crust at the store (as pictured).
    Grandma Brown's Frozen Custard - Side Two
  • Pour in mixture, you can cover lightly with more crumbs if you used that method (not as pictured) and freeze.
  • Serve frozen. Top with whipped cream (as pictured) or your favorite topping, if you so choose.
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